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The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
-Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
Web accessibility plays an important role in Front end development and Quality assurance.
What Do you mean by digital accessibility?
Digital accessibility allows everyone, including the disabled, full access to digital content. Digital content like websites, mobile apps, or electronic documents like pdf. For people with disabilities, it means equal access to online education, Healthcare, Employment, and E-commerce. In the age of social media, It even means equal access to friendship and social growth
Accessibility guidelines and techniques are based on four core principles:
There are two ways of testing Web Accessibility manual or automatic using tools.
Examples: Decorative Vs Informative Image
Decorative Image: We deliberately don't want the screen reader to read it. Put alt-Tag Decorative
Informative: Its A image that is conveying some information to its users
alt= “this is the logo of the company”
Here are some free Web-Based Website Accessibility Evaluation Tools
This article should have provided you with a high-level overview of accessibility, as well as explanations of why it's important and how to incorporate it into your workflow. You should now be eager to learn about the implementation details that can make websites accessible, and we'll start with why HTML is a strong foundation for accessibility in the next section.